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Guide to Genetic Testing: What Happens, What You Learn

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic disorder, genetic information, genetic testing, genetics, health screenings

Genetic counseling provides risk assessment information that can’t affect your insurance rates. In fact, insurance companies are now required to cover the cost of genetic testing under the Affordable Care Act.

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3 Ways to Save Lives and Cut Healthcare Costs

Tags: healthcare costs, personalized healthcare, pharmacogenetics, prevention

Healthcare spending in America is out of control. These three approaches can make the country's people and bank balances healthier.

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How Your Ancestry and Ethnicity Affect Your Health

Tags: family health history, genetics, personalized healthcare

When it comes to your health, who you are and where you come from matter. When you gather your family health history, include your ancestry and ethnicity.

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Top 3 Benefits of a Digital Family History

Tags: electronic health records, family health history, genetic counseling, personalized healthcare

The best family health history is built right into an electronic health record. You gather it at home — or wherever you like — and your doctor can access it anywhere.

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The Epigenetics of Cholesterol, Smoking and Cancer

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, epigenetics, genetics, genomics, prostate cancer, PTEN gene

Find out what the hot field of epigenetics can tell us about bad habits and the way cancer grows and spreads.

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Kids and Codeine: Why Genetics Matter for Medication

Tags: children's health, medications, pain, pain management, pain medication, personalized healthcare, pharmacogenetics

The FDA issued a boxed warning for codeine prescribed to children after tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. It’s the perfect example of how genetics matter when prescribing medication.

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Quiz: Test Your Personalized Healthcare IQ

Tags: family health history, family history, genetics, genomics, personalized healthcare, pharmacogenetics

How much do you know about this emerging approach, which focuses on your individual traits and needs? Find out — and get the facts — with this quiz.

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3 Ways Genetic Knowledge is Power

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic testing, genetics, genomics, personalized healthcare

Knowledge is power — when it is delivered in the right way. The goal of genetic testing and counseling is to prepare patients, not create “patients in waiting.”

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When Family Matters for Alzheimer’s Disease

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, family history, genetics

Alzheimer's disease takes its toll on families, both patients and their caregivers. Many people want to know, “If it happened to someone in my family, can it happen to me, too?”

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Know Your Family Tree, Boost Your Family’s Health (Infographic)

Tags: family health history, family history, infographic, personalized healthcare, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is National Family Health History Day, so it’s a great time to collect or update information when your family gathers. Use this infographic to get started.